NEW YORK and BANGALORE, India, May 19, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Designit, a global strategic design firm and part of Wipro Limited, today announced the opening of its U.S. headquarters in the heart of New York City's Union Square. The new office will serve as a global center for Designit's product-service innovation and experience-driven design services.
Wipro Limited also announced it has joined the Partnership for New York City to mark Designit's entry into the city and commitment to growing New York as a center of innovation, particularly in design and technology. The Partnership's business leadership network works with the government, labor and nonprofit sectors to promote economic growth and maintain the city's position as a global business center.
"The Partnership for New York City represents international business leaders and promotes New York City as a global hub for business and innovation. We see this association as a perfect fit as we grow and support our clients in North America," said Abidali Z. Neemuchwala, Chief Executive Officer and Member of the Board, Wipro Limited.
"Together, Designit and Wipro Digital form an amplified value proposition — creating meaningful experiences and impactful solutions at the intersection of design and technology. New York has the talent and clients to realize these reimagined experiences," said Rajan Kohli, Senior Vice President and Global Head, Wipro Digital.
To celebrate Designit's arrival in New York City and to recognize the city's creative roots, Designit has released a survey revealing where New Yorkers do their best and most imaginative thinking. It's no surprise that New Yorkers find the hustle and bustle of the Big Apple inspirational: Over two-thirds of the 1,000 New Yorkers surveyed said the white noise of the city is more conducive to creativity than the quiet of the suburbs.
The survey also found that:
- More than half of New Yorkers polled feel that Central Park is the best place to get creative thinking done, followed by the Met and Times Square.
- Seven out of 10 working New Yorkers polled feel that the office conference room is a horrible environment for creative brainstorming.
- New Yorkers come up with an average of four creative ideas per week while riding on the subway.
"New York City is one of the most vibrant and inspirational cities. We're excited to be a part of one of the most innovative environments globally, and as a design firm we know that the Big Apple will drive us to develop even better ideas. We look forward to contributing to New York's position as the world's lab for tech, design and product-service experiences," said Mikal Hallstrup, Founder and Global CEO, Designit.
About the Designit New York City Inspiration Survey
The Designit New York City Inspiration survey was conducted by Wakefield Research. One thousand New Yorkers, defined as those living within New York City's five boroughs, were polled between May 4th and 11th, 2016, using an email invitation and online survey.
About Wipro Limited
Wipro Limited (NYSE: WIT) is a leading information technology, consulting and business process services company that delivers solutions to enable its clients do business better. Wipro delivers winning business outcomes through its deep industry experience and a 360 degree view of "Business through Technology." By combining digital strategy, customer centric design, advanced analytics and product engineering approach, Wipro helps its clients create successful and adaptive businesses. A company recognized globally for its comprehensive portfolio of services, strong commitment to sustainability and good corporate citizenship, Wipro has a dedicated workforce of over 160,000, serving clients in 175+ cities across six continents. For more information, please visit www.wipro.com.
Wipro Digital, the digital business unit of Wipro, collaborates and iterates with clients to deliver customer-centered digital transformation. Working at the intersection of strategy, design and technology, Wipro Digital derives insight, shapes interaction, drives integration and unlocks innovation for clients. Learn more at www.wiprodigital.com or @wiprodigital.
Designit is a global strategic design firm, helping businesses and institutions tap into the opportunities in the digital age by turning technology into meaningful experiences. With an international team of 400+ designers, strategists, and technologists across 12 offices, Designit uses a Strategic Design Process to design unified product-service experiences that bring end-user value, business value and business transformation. It combines strategy, technology and design to drive growth and change across industries. Its vision is a human-shaped world. Now part of Wipro Limited, learn more at www.designit.com or @designit.
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